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Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Survives Drone Drop Test Unscathed

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Tech companies have made boastful claims about their smartphones in the past and will continue to as time goes on.

However, just know that if you make a claim, you're liable to be called on it and have it tested, so that consumers know they're purchasing a device that actually lives up to expectations.

That's what the minds at UnlockRiver.com did upon learning of Motorola's claim that its Droid Turbo 2 smartphone touts the "world's first shatter-proof display."

Oh yeah? Well, consider that a challenge accepted.

UnlockRiver decided to put the device's shatter-proof, 5.2-inch display to the ultimate test, linking the Droid Turbo 2 to a drone via a chain and hoisting the unmanned aircraft vehicle 900 feet above ground over what looks to be a suburb of sorts. 

For extra kicks, the website's testers decided to press record on the smartphone, putting its 21 megapixel camera to the test as well.

A full 275 meters, or 900 feet above ground, UnlockRiver was ready to see if Motorola made the boastful shatter-proof display claim just because it sounds good attached to the Droid Turbo 2 or if it really does live up to it.

That being said, the person controlling the drone pressed a button and the UAV released the Droid Turbo 2 with UnlockRiver capturing it in slow motion as it tumbled through the air, free falling all the way down to a thud.

Upon hitting a patch of bricks, the Droid Turbo 2 bounced off the ground. 

Then came the moment of truth to check on the damage to the phone.

Amazingly enough, not only was the shatter-proof display intact — save for a tiny crack in the upper-left part of the screen — but the smartphone was still recording even after enduring such an extreme durability test and fall. Wow.

The Droid Turbo 2's five layers of plastic flexible OLED, tucked in a sturdy aluminum frame, definitely make a difference.

So, regarding UnlockRiver's questions of "Is this phone really shatter-proof?" and "Will it really survive?" — the answer to each is an astounding yes. Quite impressive ... and possibly worth the $625 price tag.

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